A man was arrested after police say he severely injured a cat and attacked a woman during a domestic incident in Harvard Monday morning.
Storm R. Ince, 23, of Harvard, was charged with one count of aggravated cruelty to animals and two counts of domestic battery.
The Harvard Police Department was called around 1:30 a.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Northfield Court in Harvard.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged Ince caused bodily harm to a female, who is a family or household member.
Ince struck the woman with a closed fist on her head, legs and arms, the complaint said. The woman did not suffer serious injuries.
The complaint also said Ince intentionally committed an act that caused a companion animal to be harmed.
Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said the animal, a cat, was severely injured.
It is unknown exactly what Ince used or did to cause harm to the animal, Bauman said.
McHenry County Department of Health Community Information Coordinator Lindsey Salvatelli confirmed that McHenry County Animal Control responded to the scene.
Animal control officers took possession of the cat, who is “not stable and care is ongoing,” Salvatelli said.
Officers arrested Ince and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
McHenry County Judge Kevin Costello ordered Ince held on a $15,000 bond during a court hearing Monday.
Costello also ordered pre-trial services to perform a domestic violence risk assessment for Ince.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.